“My Friend is Dying, Should I Pray with Him?” (The Patrick Madrid Show)

Have you ever been able to pray with a loved one who was close to death? We can trust that Jesus is with them in that very moment and that His mercy is powerful.

Patrick Madrid has a very deeply personal conversation with Robert from Australia, who is grappling with the impending loss of a dear friend to cancer. Robert’s voice trembles with emotion as he seeks advice on how to navigate this tough situation.

Patrick reassures Robert that it’s not only appropriate but important to pray with his friend during this challenging time. He introduces the Divine Mercy Chaplet as a powerful tool for both comfort and conversion, urging Robert to share this prayer with his friend.

Despite the strain of estrangement between Robert and his friend, Patrick encourages reconciliation. He nudges Robert to consider arranging for a priest to administer the last rites, because it’s not too late for his friend to come back to Jesus.

Throughout their conversation, Patrick’s words carry a weight of understanding and solidarity, resonating deeply with Robert’s own journey back to the Catholic faith. He offers reassurance that Robert’s struggles and doubts are not unique, but rather part of a larger journey toward spiritual renewal.

As they part ways, Patrick sends Robert off with a heartfelt prayer from Hebrews 13.

If you’ve been away from the Church, remember that Jesus is always calling you back into His arms. Come back today. 

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.